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dell strikes a $24 billion deal to go private. what the buyout means for investors and the technology industry. >> susie: the u.s. government wants as much as $5 billion from standard and poors, officially accusing the credit ratings agency of fraud during the housing boom. >> tom: and earnings from a trio of consumer stocks finds us spending money on eating out and watching tv. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r." >> tom: a bold new chapter for computer maker dell was opened today. michael dell said today he's taking the company he founded almost 30 years ago private. it's a $24.5 billion deal offering dell investors $13.65 per share. now, at one point, dell was the largest p.c. maker in the world, boasting market capitalization of more than $100 billion. now, it sits behind apple, hewlett packard and lenovo, valued a fifth of what it once was. ruben ramirez begins are coverage. >> reporter: michael dell admits he missed the consumer shift away from the p.c. to tablets and smartphones, but today's announcement his company is going private doesn't necessary address how dell is
think technology came in, and there was this age of sampling. you got these young artist now and they are sampling everything instead of learning how to play. i think the artistic value has gone down because people are not really into the art as much as they used to be. they are into technology. so it has suffered a lot. tavis: what is the worst case scenario for what happens to the culture, to the music, if that development is not arrested somewhere along the way? if r&b does not get resuscitated. >> the worst case scenario is, you should do a jazz record. [laughter] but yes, it has gotten to the point where there are so many great veteran artists, we do push records out, but there is no outlet for it anymore. they will play our old music, but they will not play anything new that we deliver. at this point, for me, is like, let's try to broaden the audience and reach more people. tavis: when you are driving in your car around town or around the country and you turn on any local radio and you hear jeffrey osborne, you hear l.t.d., they play at all the time. when you are drivin
and technology. >> right. so there's something called the s.t.e.m. visa, science, technology, engineering and math. and it was actually funny enough mitt romney's idea of stapling the s.t.e.m. visa to the degree. so it's included in both the senate and the president's proposal of for anybody who gets a master's or a ph.d., they can get a visa. the president's proposal also says that you have to have employment. and the senate's proposal, all you need is a degree. the president has taken it a step further and he also has a startup visa. he has, he wants to lift the employment per-country cap so that it's not you can have as many people from a few select countries. right now we limit it. and so there's quite a bit there for silicon valley. i think that the questions for them are, will they get the numbers that they want? >> and those numbers, certainly seem to be fluctuating depending on who you speak with. last word to marcela. i'm going to need you to keep this as tight as possible. basically republicans are saying if the president, if they're going to be onboard, they want more enforceme
. weakness in technology shares helps derail a five-week runnup on wall street, we look at stocks and the individual investor. >> susie: and michael dell could be taking the computer company that bears his name private, as soon as this week. a look at what going private means for investors. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: entirely without legal merit, that's what standard and poor's is calling a potential lawsuit by the department of justice, for s&p's mortgage bond ratings ahead of the financial crisis. these charges come five years after the financial crisis and would be the first alleging illegal behavior by a major ratings agency. as darren gersh reports, s&p is fighting back. >> reporter: what took so long? that's the reaction from critics who have long argued standard and poor's gave a stamp of approval to flawed mortgage securities that helped bring on the financial crisis. >> it has to do with the unique role that ratings agencies play in the entire system of selling and distributing securities and the claims that they made about their role for which t
at home. >> one of those advantaged manufacturers you do like in the scenario is united technologies makes carrier air conditions, aches otis elevator, pratt and whitny jet engines, what dow like utx for. >> we think it is at the forefront of a number of things going on in the global economy. as you mentioned, air conditioners, elevators and escalators, these are all components of a return to commercial real estate. and carrier and otis are the two leading brands in that arena. >> so to some degree a play on the return of the u.s. real estate market. >> oh, absolutely. we think there is definitely room for both residential and commercial construction over the next few years. >> let me ask you about borg-warner, an auto parts supplier you also like here, europe is creeping back into the concern category, it definitely is, things aren't all golden within your -- >> what we see within a company like borg-warner is that our bottom process leads us to understand where they're going to be 2, 3, 4, years down the road, and we're looking for technology driven companies that can manage their way th
generation wireless technology called l.t.e. after initially having trouble meeting demand for chips, it said that's behind it. shipping giant united parcel service failed to deliver in the fourth quarter. while earnings per share were up from last year, they came in six cents per share shy of estimates, and it warned it expects a "below trend," economic recovery this year. despite offering to buy back more stock after its deal to buy a dutch delivery company was stopped by european regulators, shares fell 2.4%. three of the five most actively traded exchange traded products were higher, led by the russell 2000 tracking fund, up 0.7%. and that's tonight's "market focus." >> susie: here's an interesting statistic: every minute, a business owned by women opens up. and here in the u.s., new female entrepreneurs are expected to help the job recovery. ruben ramirez looks at why women are finding it easier today to start a business. >> reporter: hewlett-packard may have gotten its start in a garage. but here in new york, this new business was born in the kitchen. this is pastry chef jenny mccoy and
for us if every country -- there are roughly 50 countries that i believe have drone technology. what if they were allowed to take their terrorist suspect, wherever they happen to be, and just to drop bombs on them? what would that look like? that's really where we're going. that's what's at stake here for us. it's really not a question about whether people like president obama or whether he doesn't, whether they don't. and i frankly think that president obama has done great disservice to what his ideals were and why we elected him in the first place in 2008, which was around the questions of transparency and human rights. and that's the piece that we actually need to keep our eye in the next four years. >> you mentioned senator ron wyden a moment ago. he is on the senate select committee. he's allowed to know the legal rational that's being offered for targeted killing, as well as all the countries where the killing is where it's happening. but even he can't get answers. and he's promised to bring these issues up at john brennan's confirmation hearings for cia director coming pretty
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